Home Workshop Prototype Firearms: How To Design, Build, And Sell Your Own Small Arms

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Master gun maker Bill Holmes shares what will and won't work in designing and building rifles and shotguns from raw materials. Includes the fine points of creating everything from actions to sights, as well as tips on tools, materials, assembly, finishing and more. For academic study only.
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Overview


Master gun maker Bill Holmes shares what will and won't work in designing and building rifles and shotguns from raw materials. Includes the fine points of creating everything from actions to sights, as well as tips on tools, materials, assembly, finishing and more. For academic study only.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873647922
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author


Bill Holmes is one of the last remaining links to a bygone era. He first learned about gunsmithing more than 50 years ago from a guy who took his "fix-it" wagon all around doing odd jobs. Since then, Bill has designed and constructed innumerable firearms, written seven books and been featured in two videos for Paladin and become one of the country's best-known and most highly respected authorities on home-workshop weapons and firearms laws.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 - Gaining Experience
Chapter 2 - Tools and Equipment
Chapter 3 - Materials
Chapter 4 - What to Design
Chapter 5 - Design Theory
Chapter 6 - Helpful Hints
Chapter 7 - Actions
Chapter 8 - Action Fabrication
Chapter 9 - Barrels
Chapter 10 - Recoil
Chapter 11 - Muzzle Brakes
Chapter 12 - Trigger Assemblies
Chapter 13 - Magazines
Chapter 14 - Stocks
Chapter 15 - Sights
Chapter 16 - Building a Gun
Chapter 17 - Ornamentation
Chapter 18 - Fitting and Assembly
Chapter 19 - Firing and Adjusting
Chapter 20 - Heat Treatment
Chapter 21 - Metal Finishing
Chapter 22 - Marketing Your Design
Appendix Useful Information
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  • Posted March 4, 2012

    Recommened Reading for a hobby Gunsmith

    While this book is a fun read it does not give a step by step process of prototyping firearms. You need a solid base of Gunsmithing and Basic Machining to really get anything out of it other than entertainment.

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